Mr. Seturaman MAHALINGAM has been appointed as the new Honorary Consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Chennai, with consular jurisdiction over the States of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Mr. MAHALINGAM replaces the previous Honorary Consul Mrs. Suhasini MANIRATNAM whose mandate terminated after 5 years.
On 29 April, His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Luxembourg signed the Commission of appointment following the recommendation of the Government and the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind signed the Exequatur confirming the new Honorary Consul’s appointment on 31 July 2020.
The Consulate is based at No. 22 Karpagambal Nagar, Mylapore in CHENNAI 600004 and can be joined by phone 44 2498 7145 and 44 2498 7745.
Mr. MAHALINGAM retired as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He is currently on the Board of a number of companies and is associated with social causes as well. The new Honorary Consul of Luxembourg is an Industry leader and his experience and capability will further deepen the relations with the Government and Industry. In the context of his nomination, Mr. Seturaman MAHALINGAM said: “I feel privileged to be the Honorary Consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Its industrial ethos and the opportunities it provides on multiple spheres should be of value to the industry in this region.”
The Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in India, H.E. Mr. Jean Claude Kugener welcomed the nomination of the new Honorary Consul Mr. Senturaman MAHALINGAM in Chennai, a highly respected and experienced businessman and wished him all the very best of luck to further deepen the bilateral relations between Luxembourg and the States of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Luxembourg is the 15th Foreign Direct Investor and has very strong and historic bilateral relations with India.
The Honorary Consul Mr. Mahalingam (left) meeting the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, H.E. Mr. Jean Asselborn (middle) at the Residency of the Ambassador of Luxembourg, H.E. Mr. Jean Claude Kugener (right).